It looks like the girls will each get episodes revolving around them from now on. I’m cool with that.
Watching Sakura’s flashback brought memories of my own childhood, except my parents didn’t work overseas or were super busy all the time.
Before we get to the flashbacks let’s go over the setup.
Miu discussed the strangeness of being an idol. She thought she wouldn’t be up to snuff but after 22/7’s first concert she experienced a positive rush and it felt inexplicably good. Mom noticed the positive effects and was like “Go idoling my child”. Miu briefly wondered who sent the invitation to her mom but when even Gorilla Goda didn’t know she let dropped it for the time being.
Sakura be very good at Engrish, yes.
Suddenly Mr Wall pooped its next order. Our heroines’ latest objective was to complete a photo shoot at Hitome Senbonzakura. Naturally the shoot had to be finished on the assigned day. “The Wall says know your damn role”, remember?
Another flashback that we will get to in a bit.
Right then. So when she was younger Sakura loved her grandma of the same name very much. Her parents were so busy they were hardly around so Granny Sakura was more like a mom to her. Plus their jobs required moving a lot so it left a bitter taste. One day while visiting their namesake tree Granny Sakura mentioned an amazing sight this time of year in Japan. It took place at the exact location of the photo shoot. For that reason Present Sakura was so focused on getting there no train delay would stop her. They made it in time but the photo shoot would soon be in jeopardy.
I think this pic speaks for itself. I don’t need to add anything else. Having gone through something similar a year and a half ago the penultimate flashback hit me really hard…It was done brilliantly I’d say.
Though hurting inside Sakura did her best to encourage everyone to not let rain stop them from completing their mission. Most of the girls were unsure…except one.
Like Akane said rainy sakura are a beautiful sight too.
There was one last flashback of Sakura pleading with her parents to let her join 22/7. Papa agreed but as the text she got indicated she only had one more year before moving back to Murica. Yet more evidence of her being the Kotori of the show.
Looking forward to dem Singles.
Excellent episode. Next time it’s Miyako’s turn. I’ll get a grave ready to bury a certain vampire cat.